Album Reviews

Vendetta – The 5th

20th February 2017 Reinier de Vries

German band Vendetta was founded in 1984 and released two albums in the eighties. Go and Live… Stay and Die was their debut album and soon their second Brain Damage followed in 1988. After that [Read »]

Album Reviews

Theory – The Art Of Evil

14th February 2017 Reinier de Vries

Well, I didn’t see this one coming. A colleague of mine asked if I would be interested in reviewing a debut album of the Danish progressive power metal band Theory. Although I still only have [Read »]

Album Reviews

Mindlane – Unspoken Silence

1st February 2017 Reinier de Vries

Mindlane was formed in April 2016 in Skepplanda, just outside of Gothenburg. Joonas Niskanen (One Without), guitars, Reine Svensson (Outshine) on vocals and Hannu Mäkelä (Characters) on drums are the three members that form the band. [Read »]

Album Reviews

Kreator – Gods Of Violence

20th January 2017 Reinier de Vries

When I think of Kreator, immediately the phrase ‘Time to raise the flag of hate’ comes to mind. Together with Destruction this band stood at the cradle of German thrash. Sure, they stood in the shade [Read »]

Album of the Month

Ancestral – Master Of Fate

8th January 2017 Reinier de Vries

Italy is known in the metal community for their power metal bands. Rhapsody (of Fire) is their biggest export. Lots of other combos play in that same genre, but all don’t get the same popularity. [Read »]

Album Reviews

Lancer – Mastery

6th January 2017 Reinier de Vries

Swedish power metal combo Lancer signed a deal with Nuclear Blast records for the release of their third album. I can hear why NB is very interested in this band. The quality of the music [Read »]